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Embassy of Uganda

The Embassy of Uganda in Washington, DC is the diplomatic mission of the Republic of Uganda to the United States. Embassy staff work to promote and protect Uganda's national interests in the USA as well as to motivate 100,000 tourists annually to visit Uganda. In support of the latter goal, the embassy often participates in Around the World Embassy Tour, introducing visitors to Ugandan culture, cuisine, and crafts. Learn more about Uganda here.


The Food of Love

As a prelude to Valentine's Day, Folger Consort offers a magnificent buffet of romance and poetry through songs by French and Italian Renaissance composers such as Janequin and Lasso. In addition there is enchanting "table music" for strings, including selections from Schein's Banchetto Musicale (Musical Banquet), composed as dinner music for the sophisticated courts of Germany. Concerts will be held on February 8 and February 9 at the Washington National Cathedral. Get tickets here.

Progressive International
Motorcyle Show

The Progressive International Motorcycle Show offers visitors an all-access pass to the world of motorcycling. Launched in 1982, the tour showcases hundreds of the latest street bikes, dirt bikes, cruisers, scooters and ATVs for new and experienced riders. Bike enthusiasts of all ages have the opportunity to check out the latest gear and aftermarket accessories, as well as to enjoy hours of entertainment. The event is on Friday, February 8 through Sunday, February 10 at the Washington Convention Center. Tickets are $17 to $30 each.

Brother Simon's Valentines

As a teen in the 1950s, Brother Simon made his mom a valentine with lace, beads, and an inscribed poem. This tradition continued after he joined the Holy Land Friars at the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America. Brother Simon's valentines became more ornate after he read about the Victorian-era "Box Valentine" cards, which inspired him to design three-dimensional cards. Because his mother kept every card, every February, 20 of Brother Simon's valentines are put on display to the public. This exhibit is on view through Saturday, February 17 in the Visitor Center at the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land.



Friday, February 8

Film - Feast of Sorrow

Event - Scholar Spotlight: Architectural Innovations
Japan Information and Culture Center

Theater - Twelve Angry Men
Ford's Theatre

Saturday, February 9

Exhibit - Secret Cities: The Architecture and Planning of the Manhattan Project
National Building Museum 

Concert - Martin Le vin herbé
The Barns at Wolf Trap

Exhibit - Postmen of the Skies
Smithsonian National Postal Museum

Exhibit - 2019 Regional Juried Exhibition 
Hill Center 

Sunday, February 10

Exhibit - First Chefs: Fame and Foodways from Britain to the Americas
Folger Shakespeare Library

Tour - Mrs. Rosa Parks
The Mansion on O & O St Museum

Exhibit - Rodarte
National Museum of Women in the Arts

Monday, February 11

Event - Open House
The L. Ron Hubbard House 

Exhibit - Freedom Fighters in the Capitol Collection
U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Event - Past, Present and Future of DC Brewing
George Washington University Museum and the Textile Museum

Tuesday, February 12
Exhibit - Nengajo 2019: Year of the Boar
Japan Information & Culture Center (JICC)

Exhibit - Women Who Work, Care and Create
Zenith Gallery at 1111 Pennsylvania Avenue

Event - Tuesday Talk: George Washington, Entrepreneur 
DAR Museum

Wednesday, February 13

Exhibit - <3 Our Collections Tour
National Building Museum 

Exhibit - Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now 
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Thursday, February 14

Event - Valentine's  Day Dessert & Concert
The Mansion on O & O St Museum

Concert - 1964 The Tribute
The Barns at Wolf Trap

Event - Cub Corner: Outer Space
College Park Aviation Museum

Event - Valentine's Pop Up: Handi-Hour
Smithsonian American Art Museum




Get Ready For 
Passport DC 2019!


Cultural Tourism DC will produce the 12th anniversary of Passport DC this spring. The annual festival that commemorates 'International Cultural Awareness Month' in the District of Columbia runs from May 1-31 and offers a wide array of cultural activities presented at embassy open houses, street festivals, and performing arts organizations throughout DC.

A signature event during Passport DC is the Around the World Embassy Tour (AWET). On Saturday, May 4, from 10 am to 4 pm, embassies will host open houses and share their culture, cuisine and more. Check out this photo slideshow from last year here.

Events DC is the presenting sponsor of Passport DC 2019. Other sponsors include Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Washington DC Economic Partnership and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for 2019's Passport DC and/or Around the World Embassy Tour. Please review the sponsor benefits and contact Cultural Tourism DC to get a package that meets your organization's goals. Call 202-355-4280 or visit www.CulturalTourismDC.org.

Newsletter for February 8 to February 14, 2019. Find more events on our calendar, which presents the latest information on the District's most exciting cultural activities. It's all at your fingertips. To view our full calendar, visit our website



February 16

Engineering 101: Balloon Cars
College Park Aviation Museum

February 17 

A Man of Integrity

February 22

Art Bites Gallery Talks: Talia Shabtay
Smithsonian American Art Museum

March 2

Escape the Botanic Garden: A Plant Based Mystery
U.S. Botanic Garden



Sponsor Passport DC

Celebrate the 12th Anniversary of Passport DC this May with a sponsorship that puts your brand in front of thousands of DC residents and tourists taking part in embassy open houses, street festivals, and more! Learn more here.

Autographed Posters by Dana Ellyn

Cultural Tourism DC is pleased to offer selected paintings from Dana Ellyn's Heritage Trail project as autographed prints. The posters are 11'' x 17'' on glossy poster paper and sell for $30 each. Order your posters today!

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